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2013-04-28 23:02:04

Earth Day 2013 in Libby, Montana: Greening 12 Years After Dallas (PRWEB) April 28, 2013 Riverfront Park near Libby, after nearly $500 million spent over the last 12 years, is the first important completed piece of a federal cleanup initiated in 1999 after EPA investigators discovered an asbestos cataclysm in the small mining town of 3,000. Riverfront Park sits on a mountaintop over the site where vermiculite was mined for a century near the Canadian border, upwind five miles of Libby....

2012-04-12 11:33:29

A study reports on families in Libby, Montana dealing with asbestos-related diseases Environmental disasters impact individuals and communities; they also affect how family members communicate with each other, sometimes in surprising ways, according to a paper published by a faculty member at the University at Buffalo in the Journal of Family Issues. The study is the first systematic analysis of how families communicate when faced with serious health issues brought on by "slow moving...

2012-03-25 23:01:37

Sen. Baucus´ advocacy for asbestos victims merits special praise, says attorney Joseph W. Belluck of the New York personal injury firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 24, 2012 New York mesothelioma lawyer Joseph W. Belluck applauded the U.S. Senate — especially Sen. Max Baucus — for passing a resolution that designates the first week of April as “National Asbestos Awareness Week.” “The serious harm caused by exposure to asbestos is a...

2010-09-23 20:33:00

MISSOULA, Mont., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The town of Libby, Montana, will 'GET BLUE' this Friday 24th September, going to extraordinary lengths for prostate cancer awareness and fundraising campaign Blue September. The town will literally be turned blue, with buildings including the iconic town eagles and the Libby Bridge, all to be decorated. At 10.45am on Mineral Avenue, Mayor Doug Roll will officially welcome Blue September, with almost the whole town expected to turn out and get blue...

2009-11-03 12:38:30

To coordinate critical asbestos research in Libby, Mont. Over nearly a century, thousands of residents and workers in Libby, MT, have been exposed to asbestos-contaminated vermiculite ore, leading to markedly higher rates of lung disease and autoimmune disorders, and causing to Libby in 2002 to be added to the federal Environmental Protection Agency's "National Priorities List." Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, leading a team of investigators from four institutions, are now...

2007-06-13 09:05:36

Libby Creek Ventures (LCV), based in Spirit Lake, Idaho, is pleased to announce USDA Forest Service (FS) and Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) joint issuance of an exploration license to perform targeted drilling: FS/DEQ permit is for exploration of strategic minerals in the Kootenai National Forest on mining claims held by LCV since 1984, formerly the Big John Mining Company and Rodan Company. Presently, LCV is performing feasibility studies as to a prospectus for...

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2005-05-25 10:53:46

Vermiculite is a natural mineral which expands with the application of heat. It is formed by hydration of certain basaltic minerals, and is often found in association with asbestos. Mining operations in Libby, Montana were closed in 1990 in response to asbestos contamination. Expanded vermiculite is used as a soil conditioner, as loose-fill insulating and packing material, as an insulating filler for plaster and concrete compounds, and as a carrier for dry handling and slow release of...

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Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'